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jastin1234 04-19-2012 01:14 AM

Advice for a new drill
 
I presently have a middle grade Bosch hammer drill. For drilling 5/8 holes in concrete, it is a bit underwhelming and gets pretty darn hot.

Any suggestions for a new one?

Do SDS (bulldog type) drills perform significantly better?

I'm not averse to spending some money, but am looking for the best value for the money I do spend.

Austin 04-19-2012 02:19 PM

I moved this to its own thread.

imported_Workaholic 04-19-2012 06:54 PM

I am big time sucked into Festool but they do not offer a hammer drill, so I would say Dewalt, Makita or milwaukee.

Schmidt & Co. 04-20-2012 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Workaholic (Post 297)
I am big time sucked into Festool but they do not offer a hammer drill, so I would say Dewalt, Makita or milwaukee.

But they sure are the bomb. :p

imported_Workaholic 04-23-2012 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Schmidt & Co. (Post 330)
But they sure are the bomb. :p

Sweet drill Paul, they have talk of a hammer drill for NA. I have been looking at the T-15.

Either way you are the man with a sweet Festool drill and other products and a 60' ladder. :D

Schmidt & Co. 04-24-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Workaholic (Post 356)
Sweet drill Paul, they have talk of a hammer drill for NA. I have been looking at the T-15.

Either way you are the man with a sweet Festool drill and other products and a 60' ladder. :D

Its a sweet souped up drill driver. Wouldn't put it on anything super heavy, but for what I do its been great.

LOL @ the 60 ladder comment. I'm surprised you remember I have one. :D

mpminter 04-24-2012 07:07 PM

There has only been one time when I purchased a tool that I disliked before I even owned it, and that would be the day I purchased my 40' ladder. I hate that thing, and I can't imagine using a 60'!!!

@ the OP, there is a huge difference between a rotary hammer and a a standard 5/8" hammer drill. I'm pretty sure you can rent one if you want, or you can typically snap up a used one in decent condition off of craigslist.com or a pawn shop.

chrisn 04-25-2012 03:41 AM

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Originally Posted by mpminter (Post 362)
There has only been one time when I purchased a tool that I disliked before I even owned it, and that would be the day I purchased my 40' ladder. I hate that thing, and I can't imagine using a 60'!!!

@ the OP, there is a huge difference between a rotary hammer and a a standard 5/8" hammer drill. I'm pretty sure you can rent one if you want, or you can typically snap up a used one in decent condition off of craigslist.com or a pawn shop.

60, no thanks, could one guy even move it?
I am getting too old to even move my 20 around easily:D

Schmidt & Co. 04-25-2012 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 374)
60, no thanks, could one guy even move it?
I am getting too old to even move my 20 around easily:D

#3-4 guys are needed to raise it. The thing is a beast and I hate it. But, there are times and places where a lift wont fit and the 60' is the only thing to use. It's paid for itself, but it sure is no fun setting the thing up.

imported_Workaholic 04-25-2012 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Schmidt & Co. (Post 360)

LOL @ the 60 ladder comment. I'm surprised you remember I have one. :D

I am coming to pick it up but I need to borrow 3 of your guys to get it on the van.


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